Thursday, January 12, 2006

So long, and thanks for all the fish*

That's it. I've had it. Stick a fork in me, I'm done. You can officially call me a Liberal in Exile®. Wake me when it's over, will you?

The last bit of respect I had for the current regime ended after seeing Paul Martin's comments on CTV this morning. Now, I accepted long ago that The Board et al were politically stupid, but I still had some remaining moral respect for Paul Martin. But that evaporated after watching him lamely trying to defend that military ad on national television.

What a load of bullshit that was. You can't spin your way out of that ad, and it's pathetic that he even tried. There's only one message to take from that ad: Be scared Canadians, soldiers with guns could come and kill you. And what genius sent the Prime Minister out to do it? I don't know where to start. So I won't. Except to say the flunky is supposed to take the bullet, not the leader, dumbass(es).

Martin needed to apologize for a grave error in judgment by one of his flunkies and then get back on the attack. Instead, he picked up the crap and rubbed it all over himself. And worse, he lent his support to that disgusting ad that is disrespectful and demeaning to our military.

Stephen Harper made this mistake in 2004, by refusing to denounce the press release headline "Paul Martin supports child pornography." If he had, it's a one-day story on an inside page. Instead he owns it, and comes off as arrogant, spiteful and mean, gives voice to the nagging doubts of many Canadians (Ontarioins), and his Conservative minority becomes a Liberal minority. He's learned his lesson this time around.

But screw the politics of this. I had hope that even if the geniuses running the campaign couldn't, Martin would see that ad was just morally wrong. He doesn't, so I'm done with him. Add one ballot to the spoiled column.

*I have never been the recipient of any fish kickbacks, or fish in brown envelopes, either farmed or wild.
OK, some salmon once, but it wasn't taxpayer salmon. Honest.

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CanadianTruth said...

Great choice. The Liberals need to purge themselves of the Martin cancer.

Hopefully you also see seom problesm with their last minute policy as well:

When Martin bans the notwithstanding clause he will take power away from the elected house and give it to five people. Five votes of nine in the courts will make law. Five people APPOINTED solely by the Prime minister. Law for 30 million people. That is scary!

Red Tory said...

Can I have your chips? I guess you won't be needing that tartar sauce either...

A BCer in Toronto said...

It's all yours Red. I feel bad for Kieth, I met him when he came up island to meet with our riding executive and do an event awhile back, he's a good guy. I knew we weren't keeping Vic but I thought he could hold on in EJF. This just has to, if you'll pardon the unfortunante pun, torpedo him.

Rick W said...

I understand your feelings. I can remember not so long ago when I thought Paul Martin was going to take Canada to new levels after years of the self serving Chretien government. But, alas his many promises somehow never seemed to come to be. Now, I think the bottom line is he can not be believed no matter what he says. He, and his close circle of friends
will say or do anything to keep the all important power. Its too bad that he will undoubtably devistate the Liberal party across Canada. We need a strong option in any democracy, as been shown most of the last 12 years without one has fostered so much corruption. I challenge the good and honest Liberals to rid yourself of the rot that exists and return your party to the lofty position that the country needs.

Anonymous said...

There are Canadian soldiers giving their lives right now. In Afghanistan. Without proper protective equipment. To fight the terrorists. You know terrorists. Paul Martin's voters. In Canada. Scarrry!

Anonymous said...

Hey, BCinTO, you've made the right choice. There's nothing wrong woth being a Liberal. In all honesty, I'd probably be a Liberal if it weren't for the the last 30 years of Trudeau-Chretien-Martin. I'm a fiscal conservative but socially liberal. It's a shame I have to associate with the so-con nutters, but I believe they are at least honest about their positions, while most Libs are not. If there are more Libs like you who will at least see the ugliness, then there is hope.

nataleo said...

Glad to find your blog to see others are feeling the same. I'm sick to death of this, I hate to turn the news on and hear those two words that make me want to vomit 'Harper' and 'majority'. I swear I will have to drink on the night of the election....

Rick Barnes said...

Martin is tired. Why does he want to be Prime Minister in the first place. What vision does he have?

I can't support him and I can't support the Tories either.

That makes the NDP, hopefully they hold the balance of power and the Libs get their act together and a new leader with vision.

lance said...

At least Keith had the balls to apologize to the military for that ad (not like he had any choice, he's toast regardless or so I predict.)

I am in full cahoots w/ Anon:4:48. I despise the far right, and yet the small c CPC has garnered my vote. I can't vote left, they would just make another "NDP budget" <cough>, <hack>, <vomit>.

It isn't about 'gay homosexual sex marriage', or whatever that idiot said. It's about trust.

For me, ex-Navy, that ad was like the hydrogen bomb. I was wishy-washy before, not so now.

I don't trust the CPC, but I trust less the Libs. I'm votng CPC. It would be impossible for me to destroy my ballot.

Truth, honour, dignity.

It would be _impossible_ for me to destroy my ballot.


Anonymous said...

Today I met the former president of the local Liberal Riding the rally for Stephen Harper. I saw our local Conservative candidate introduce him to Mr. Harper.He's been working for the local CPoC for the whole campaign.You are not alone.VF

A BCer in Toronto said...

Today I met the former president of the local Liberal Riding Association...He's been working for the local CPoC for the whole campaign.

Maybe he's the mole? :)